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2017-08-19

VUSHF DX-peditions

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VUSHF DX-peditions

VUSHF DX-peditions is a "do-it-yourself" site that is updated instantly. You can always come back and do more updates if needed. You can also add a link to your own DX-pedition home page etc. You publish the information yourself. This ensures no delay and removes the inaccuracy.

VUSHF DX-peditions
You The web
Classic announcement principles
You  e-mail out/form e-mail in (delay) Editor (delay and inaccuracy) Uploading  The web

Shouts

The Shouts service shows a DX-pedition's blog and log that are either updated online or offline for later updating. Shouts has no delays between the source and the web, unlike manual information systems. Furthermore is all the information disclosed ensuring that all stations have access to all details at the same time.

In the blog the DX-pedition can publish pseudo static comments and general feed back to the stations looking for the DX-pedition. In the log the contacted stations can be listed with additional information.

The webpage is automatically updated when new information is received from the DX-pedition.

When a message is posted and the DX-pedition station was offline while writing the message the time stamp is followed by an asterisk, e.g. 2006-06-01 12:34 * AB1CDE C.

DX-pedition messages

The DX-pedition message shows the essential information about a DX-pedition. You can apply the filter settings for the bands and propagations you are interested in. You can also search in the DX-pedition messages by entering a character string to look for. The search is done in the square(s), DXCC(s), headline and description fields.

Click the list view checkbox and the show button to change the presentation style between showing all the DX-pedition message details and a compact list view.

Only the message owner can update the DX-pedition message.

Make a comment

A comment can be made about a DX-pedition message by all registered users. The comments may be used to tell news and other forward oriented information.

Making your own bookmark

When you have found the filter setting you like you can make a bookmark in your favourites. This way you will be able to have the same view the next time you visit VUSHF DX-peditions.

Notifications

VUSHF DX-peditions can inform you through a tailored e-mail notification system. Notification e-mails are sent when one of the below events occur in combination with the bands and propagations. The notifications are an optional way to be informed about the DX-peditions. In order to receive the notifications you have to register yourself and set the notification preferences to your liking.

New DX-pedition

This event occurs when the DX-pedition message is entered for the first time. If you subscribe to this event you will receive an e-mail every time a new DX-pedition message is made.

Updated DX-pedition

This event occurs when the DX-pedition message is updated. If you subscribe to this event you will receive an e-mail every time the message owner updates the DX-pedition message.

DX-pedition begins today

This event occurs when a DX-pedition begins "today" (UTC).  If you subscribe to this event you will receive an e-mail for each DX-pedition that begins "today."

Comment added

This event occurs when a comment is added to the DX-pedition message. If you subscribe to this event you will receive an e-mail every time a comment is made.

Special Shouts message

This type of event occurs when a DX-pedition is using Shouts and sends a special message. This can be used for various purposes, e.g. to wake up everybody when the DX-pedition is the on air for the first time.

50 MHz to Microwave

Check the band preferences to choose the bands of your interest. Only DX-pedition messages that are QRV on these bands will in combination with the above events result in an e-mail notification sent to you.

EME, MS and Satellite

Check the propagation preferences to choose the propagation of your interest. Only DX-pedition messages that are QRV on these propagations will in combination with the above events result in an e-mail notification sent to you.

Thursday wrap-up

The Thursday wrap-up notification is sent out every Thursday morning (UTC). This notification covers DX-pedition messages for all bands and propagations where the DX-pedition is QRV today and 30 days ahead.

Rich Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication

The Rich Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication is a news system that has been in use by many newspapers for years. If you are already familiar with feeds just add one or all of the URLs to your reader:

If you are not familiar with RSS feeds it is a news aggregating and reading facility whereby you can collect the news you would like to monitor and from various sources - all into one place, your news reader. If you do not have a reader you can pick up a free one here: www.feedreader.com or try Google for other readers, some are free some are not: www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=rss+reader

Policy

The policy of VUSHF DX-peditions is:

  • To encourage the DX-pedition maker(s) to write and update the messages themselves.
  • To provide an innovative way of managing VUSHF DX-peditions messages.
  • To provide the information on equal terms, i.e. the site owner of VUSHF DX-peditions, and Shouts, does not get the information before anyone else. †

It is not the policy of VUSHF DX-peditions:

  • To violate copyrights rights through improper quoting.
  • To get ahead in the queue for skeds and firsts contacts. †
  • To enforce censorship beyond complying with the law and the purpose of the site.

†: For the same reason you cannot find the callsign of the site owner anywhere except as the author of some of the DX-pedition messages.


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